We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.

Our Research

We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.

SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement. 


Our Education Programs

The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:


Weekly Research Conference

Translating Stem Cell Technologies at the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute

James Dutton, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Director, Stem Cell Innovation Facilities
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
iPS Cell-Derived Myogenic Progenitors for the Treatment of Muscular Dystrophies: How Far Are We?

Rita Perlingeiro, PhD
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
Unexpected T Cells from Human Stem Cells

Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Immunology
Sunnybrook Research Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:00pm